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Friday, December 30, 2011
Progress on Fascination
I did the center of Motif #4 which is identical to the one in number 1 and then I started the diagonal over one background. Here is where I ran out of the Kreinik #4....which is on order
Here is a picture of all four motifs.....now an 8 x 8 design on the Congress cloth
So I moved on to Lesson 5 and started in the top left corner. We are doing a Milanese stitch using two strands of Needle Necessities and two strands of the Marlitt in alternating rows. This will be worked on all four corners to "square the design"". Again to make sure that I get the sheen and can control both fibers, I am using my laying tool. As I finish each stitch of the Marlitt, I hold it down with the tip of the BLT-best laying tool-while I bring the needle up in the next stitch. Some people dampen the Marlitt to control it....sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
Nancy asked about the project name and identification.....if you look below my notes you will see that I label each post with the designer name,Loretta Spears, and the name of the project in this case, both Fascination and Mystery #10. Hope that helps